|ORANGE WREATH 6x6 oil|
Time to rearrange the fruit. The oranges seemed to form a circle so I call this one "Orange Wreath". I am getting the hang of painting oranges! So many colors! Tried a bright orange background this time. It is fun to add a bright color to the background. "Orange Wreath"
|ODD STRAWBERRY OUT 6x6|
Day 8 Sunday, March 20th
When I was re-arranging the fruit the strawberry fell out of the bowl. It looked so sad and seemed to want to jump back into the bowl! So I call this one "Odd Strawberry Out".
|PANSY WITH SLICED ORANGE|
Day 9 Monday, March 21st
Ok, what to do with oranges next? Why not slice it!? So out came the knife and the orange was cut up. I wanted to add a spot of color purple and so I added this purple pansy. I discovered that purple is a difficult color to paint. The pansy is the most vibrant purple and it is not easy to capture in paint. Did a lot of experimenting with mixes. To balance it all, I added purple to the background.
Day 10 Tuesday, March 22nd
So now what? Why peel the orange, of course! But I got it half peeled and the curl was so interesting I thought "Why not try it?" Tree trimmers were here today to take the mistletoe out of our tree, so I picked up a few pieces to add to the bowl.
So here it is. "Orange Peeled" 6x6
|ORANGE PEELED 6x6|
|Wet - still on the easel|
|ORANGE SPIRAL WITH DAISY|
Day 11 Wednesday, March 23rd
Playing with the orange, the peel fell down and out of the bowl. Well, OK lets run with this. But to add some more color I picked one of my beautiful daisy flowers in the garden. I kept the mistletoe as I discovered it makes a pretty shape. "Orange Spiral With Daisy" 6x6
HOT TIP: Since these paintings are small, 6x6, signing them is difficult. I want to make sure I honor both my parents with my first AND middle names, so my signature is long. I tried all kinds of things to use. And Bingo! I found the perfect tool! I had a dried up Sharpie Extra Fine marker pen and tried it, writing directly into the wet paint. Works great! Just wipe it off often. Try it!
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